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Huawei calls for common cybersecurity standards

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Huawei, in the spotlight over the security risks of its telecom equipment gear, urged governments, the telecoms industry and regulators yesterday to work together to create a common set of cybersecurity standards.

The call by Huawei Chairman Ken Hu came as the world’s largest telecoms equipment maker opened a cyber security centre in Brussels, allowing its customers and governments to test Huawei’s source code, software and product solutions.

The company has similar facilities in Britain, Bonn, Dubai, Toronto and Shenzhen.

“The fact is that both the public and private sectors lack a basic common understanding of this issue. As a result, different stakeholders have different expectations and there is no alignment of responsibilities,” Mr Hu told a news conference.

“The industry lacks a unified set of technical standards for security,” he said.

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